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Carolina Alpaca Celebration:
Certified alpaca show with more than 400 animals from across U.S. Classes offered to general public, vendors with unique gift items, fiber use demonstrations, interactive public welcome center. 8 a.m. Free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.carolinaalpacafarms.org. Old Courthouse Theatre: "Divorce Southern Style":
Fast-paced farce centers on zany schemes of Eleanor, middle-aged, 15-year divorcée running low on cash, who decides her best hope is to get back together with her ex-husband. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Adults $15, senior adults and students $12, ages 12 and under $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Home School: Owls:
Learn about the variety of owls that inhabit Mecklenburg County; their natural history and current research. Ages 8-12. Must register at 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. $5. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. Appetite for Life Seminar Series:
UNCChapel Hill to lead four-week seminar series designed to help you eat better and live longer. Topics: Feb. 22, "Eating for Two," designed for pregnant women; March 1, "Eating Just Right," about presonal nutrition; March 8, "Obesity and Inflammation in Diabetes"; and March 15, "Latest Update on Childhood Diabetes Research." Registration required: www.uncNRI.org. 7 p.m. Free. North Carolina Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis. 704-250-5008. www.uncnri.org.
Tot Trade Childrens Consignment Sale:
Spring and summer clothes; more. Public sales 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 24; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 26; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.
Ticket Deadline for "Rock with the Docs":
Local physicians play their favorite musical instruments in support of N.C. Medical Society Alliance health promotion programs, with a specific focus on combating child and adolescent obesity in NC communities. Featured doctor bands include Skin Deep, Wanderlust and 200 Joules. Light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, cash bar. 7 p.m. $30; tickets available only until Feb. 25. The Copperfield Room, 270 Copperfield Blvd., Suite 203, Concord. 800-722-1350, ext. 124. ncmsalliance.org. Equestrian Exchange:
Equestrian Exchange Tack consignment sale. Buy and consign anything related to equestrian sport. Saddles, tack, show clothing, boots, helmets, carts, bits, more. 9 a.m. Feb. 25-27. Free admission. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. wwwequestrianexchange.com.
AMC 2011 Best Picture Showcase:
Showing films nominated for Best Picture at Academy Awards. 11 a.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com. The Metropolitan Opera: "Iphigenie en Tauride":
Susan Graham and Placido Domingo perform Gluck's interpretation of the Greek myth. 1 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com. Southern Piedmont Friends of NRA banquet:
Fundraiser to benefit youth hunting, shooting and gun safety programs. Merchandise, firearms, knives, art, more. Live and silent auctions; gaming opportunities. All proceeds given to organizations such as FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts, school shooting teams. 5 p.m. $35 in advance; $45 at the door. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-786-2922; 704-792-1554; 704-782-2336. www.nrafoundation.com.
Winter Walk and Plant Sale:
UNCCharlotte Botanical Gardens staff leads stroll through Susie Harwood Garden. Learn about plants for your winter garden; choose from a prime selection of winter plants for sale. Short slide presentation before walk. 1 p.m. Free admission. UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-2364. gardens.uncc.edu.
"One Book, One Community - Cabarrus Reads" Book Discussion:
Cabarrus County Public Library's communitywide reading program to host discussion of Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried." Led by Mike Stubbs and other members of Wounded Warriors, Chapter 34, of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. 7 p.m. Free. Fellowship hall, Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 7940 Rocky River Road, Concord. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
"One Book, One Community - Cabarrus Reads" Photography Exhibit:
Cabarrus County Public Library's communitywide reading program to host traveling photography exhibit "A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans." Contains reproductions of 60 photos taken by N.C. Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty; PowerPoint presentation with additional photos and quotes from the veterans. Free. 10 a.m. March 1-16. Carolina Mall, 1480-120 Concord Parkway N. (U.S. 29), Concord. 704-786-1185. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. "One Book, One Community - Cabarrus Reads" Concord Book Club Discussion:
Part of Cabarrus County Public Library's communitywide reading program. Discussion of "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien. Led by Col. Quincy Collins (Ret.), a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war. Registration requested; call 704-920-2053 to register or for information. 5:30 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
"Totem" by Cirque Du Soleil:
Show traces journey of human species from its original amphibian state to its desire to fly. 8 p.m. March 3-5, 8-12 and 15; 4 p.m. March 5 and 12; 1 and 5 p.m. March 6 and 13. $55-$225. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 866-624-7783. www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Combining acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. Images range from the ridiculous to the sublime. 8 p.m. $33. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.